2 The tree planting initiative was inaugurated in Ruwandorawa, Maru Local Government Area of the state.
3 The NG-CARES Coordinator in Zamfara, Muktar Ibrahim, said the trees planting project would be carried out by youths engaged under the government’s Labour Intensive Public Works programme.
4 He added that 59 youths had been recruited to monitor and nurture the trees to maturity.
6 He added that those recruited would receive N15,000 allowance monthly, based on their commitment to the duty assigned to them.
7 Also speaking, the Manager, Labour Intensive Public Works, Umar Nakwada said the programme also involved cleaning of Mosques, drainages and other public places.
8 Nakwada said the tree planting project was to address the challenges of environmental degradation and deforestation in the state.
9 He added that the youths were provided with all the necessary equipment to aid them in the discharge of their responsibilities.